14 of the Most Romantic Movie Scenes to Watch on Valentine’s Day
From grand gestures to surprise confessions, romance has always been a hallmark of cinema. We’re listing 14 of our favourite romantic movie scenes to watch on 14 February with that special someone in this Valentine’s Day-themed VOX Voice.
Titanic (1997) – I’m Flying!
This scene between Rose DeWitt and Jack Dawson is perhaps the most iconic moment from James Cameron’s Titanic. Insisting that she break free from her oppressed lifestyle, Jack holds Rose as she stands on the railing of the RMS Titanic and experiences a taste of freedom for the first time.
A Star is Born (2018) – Another Look
After they spend the night talking to each other, Jackson drops Ally back home. Before she can enter her house, he calls out to her saying: “I just want to take another look at you.”
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 (2011) – Ron & Hermione’s Kiss
After returning to the Chamber of Secrets to destroy the Horcrux cup, Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley share a kiss, finally confessing their love for each other. It took eight films and 10 years, but the fans finally witnessed their OTP get together.
Django Unchained (2012) – Candyland Explodes
After enduring torture at the hands of slaver and plantation owner Calvin Candie, Django Freeman finally rescues his wife Broomhilda. Before riding off into the distance, Django and Broomhilda watch as the Candyland Mansion, the home of countless horrors, finally explodes.
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (2007) – The Wedding
The Black Pearl and The Flying Dutchman are battling in a maelstrom. Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann decide to get married mid-battle, believing they won’t make it out alive. They ask Hector Barbossa to marry them while all three fight off countless enemies in the rain.
Say Anything (1989) – The Boombox
Heartbroken after their breakup, Lloyd goes to Diane’s house playing Peter Gabriel’s “In Your Eyes” on a boombox outside her bedroom window. A perfect visual depiction of teen angst, this scene went down in history as one of the most iconic gestures of love put to screen.
Spider-Man (2002) – The Upside-Down Kiss
Having just rescued her from a gang of thugs, Spider-Man and Mary Jane share a romantic kiss in the rain as he hangs upside-down. In the years since, the iconic upside-down kiss has been parodied and replicated countless times. Very few films can boast having a scene as memorable as this.
Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980) – I Know
As Han Solo is about to be frozen in carbonite and handed over to the bounty hunter Boba Fett, Princess Leia finally proclaims her love for him. Han, being the scoundrel he is, replies with “I know” as he’s lowered into the freezing chamber.
Love Actually (2003) – To Me, You Are Perfect
Expecting his feelings to be unreciprocated, Mark finally confesses his love to the newlywed Julia silently by using large cue cards. After letting her know how he feels, he walks away. Juliet runs after him and gives him a quick kiss before returning inside to her husband.
Up (2009) – Carl & Ellie
In what might be one of the most romantic and equally heartbreaking opening scenes of all time, we’re introduced to the shy Carl and extroverted Ellie. Throughout the five-minute montage, we witness them fall in love, get married, grow old and the eventual passing of Ellie. It’s impossible to deny that within five minutes, Pixar had given us one of the most incredible love stories of all time.
Juno (2007) – Juno Loves Paulie
After struggling to come to terms with her feelings, Juno finally realises that she’s in love with Paulie Bleeker. She confesses her feelings to him, and he makes it clear that he reciprocates her feelings. Shortly after, she gives birth to their child.
10 Things I Hate About You (1999) – Can’t Take My Eyes Off You
In an attempt to win Kat back, Patrick Verona (charmingly played by the late Heath Ledger) serenades her with the help of the high school marching band by singing “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” while embarrassing himself and getting dragged to detention.
The Notebook (2004) – It’s Not Over
As Allie demands to know why Noah never wrote her, he reveals that he wrote her 365 letters. One for each day in the year. After she realises he’s telling the truth, they share a passionate kiss together in the middle of the storm.
Avengers: Endgame (2019) – It’s Been A Long, Long Time
Steve Rogers, the man out of time, had served his purpose. Thanos was defeated and everyone who had been snapped was now back. Upon completing his final mission, he decided to remain in the past and live out the remainder of his days with Peggy Carter. As the film ends, we witness Steve and Peggy finally have the dance they promised each other all those years ago. They finally kiss and the film cuts to black.
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